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Education impacts everyone—from families to employers to policymakers.
Each stakeholder has a unique and valuable perspective on what schools should look
like in their community—and states are working to create education systems that work
for all of them.
Principals and school leaders play a critical role in building positive school cultures that foster academic success and providing professional development for educators. This newsletter highlights how states are supporting principals to be effective leaders.
At the Nebraska Department of Education, state education agency staff have been working closely with their school districts and Urban League partners to create a model to strengthen school leadership capacity. As a member of the Wallace Fou
In recent years, the Ohio Department of Education has emphasized the importance of high-quality school leadership through an explicit commitment to excellence in their strategic plan along with several programs designed to elevate the role of
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been working hard to elevate school leaders as agents of change in schools and communities across the Commonwealth. As a member of the Wallace Foundation’s ESSA Leadership Learni
In September 2016, 10 states gathered in New York City and made a commitment to take advantage of the opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to elevate school leaders as their primary agents for school improvement. Each state established a team made up of staff from t
Chief State School Officers, Urban School Leaders Offer Statements of Support for Commintments on High-Quality Assessments
More than 30 state and urban school leaders have offered strong statements of support for the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools Commitments on High-Quality Assessments, a series of established principles to guide state leaders and district leaders in
Crosswalk of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders to the Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education
The resource is a crosswalk between the Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education created by Jobs for the Future and the Council for Chief State School
By Chris Minnich
Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) released Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education, a resource that serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions leaders must master in or